If you watched the video showing how Apple makes the new Mac Pro and had no idea what was going on most of the time1 then you're going to like this.
Greg Koenig has put together a post where he uses screenshots to explain just what's actually going on. Which is awesome.
What makes Apple fascinating is not that they are using some wiz-bang alien technologies to make things - even here in Portland, Oregon, all the technologies Apple shows in this video are in-practice across numerous local factories. What makes Apple unique is that they perform their manufacturing with remarkable precision and on a scale that is simply astonishing, using techniques typically reserved for the aerospace or medical device industries.
Apple's not playing around.
Like me. ↩